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[Review] 3 Powerful PC Audio Recorders for Novices and Advanced Users

Author by Cooper

Updated on July 18, 2022

PC audio recording is widely used in our daily life, such as recording an online audio meeting, capturing online music from sites that don’t offer download options and so forth. According to different recording needs, you should choose different audio recorders. I introduce 3 different PC audio recorders to you in the article.

When we are planning to record an audio file, what should we do first? Maybe you think the first should be done is finding a quiet place. Well, it is also an indispensable aspect. But in my opinion, finding a reliable recorder is the first thing we need to do. So let us take a look at the following PC audio recorders.

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The Friendliest Audio Recorder for Novices – HD Video Converter Factory Pro

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a multi-functional recorder. Besides recording audio files, it is capable of downloading audio files and playlists from YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud and so forth, and converting videos to various mainstream formats. It can further be used as a ringtone maker. Now let us find out how to record audio with the friendly PC sound recorder. Before the tutorial, free downloadfree download it for preparation.

How to Record Sound from Computer via HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Steps 1,2 & 3

Step 1: Enter the Audio Recorder

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro and then click Recorder to open the window of the PC audio recorder.

Step 2: Set Preset Parameters for Recording Preparation

Right click the speaker icon on the right bottom corner of the desktop window and then click Recording devices. Find Stereo Mix at the new Recording window, right click it and set it as Default Device. After that, head back to the recorder, and click Full Screen and then hit the red OK button.

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Step 3: Record and Edit the Audio

Finally, click REC button, and after a 5 seconds countdown, the recording begins. You can press Ctrl + F1 to stop when you finish recording. Please click folder icon to find the recorded file. After that, let us edit the audio in the Converter interface.

Step 4: Convert the Audio File into MP3

Close the recording dialogue box, and click Converter immediately. Import the recorded file into the converter and you can cut the audio by clicking Trim button. Then click the format icon on the right side of the window, choose MP3 under the Audio tab. Lastly, click Run.

Due to the hardware configuration of different computers, you may encounter poor sound quality. It can be fixed by muting the Stereo Mix in Volume Mixer. After you check the Stereo Mix option in this program, click the speaker again and then hit Mixer. Scroll down until you see the Stereo Mix, and mute it.

For Advanced User – Top 2 Recommended All-in-one PC Audio Recorders

1. Active Presenter:

Active Presenter

Active Presenter is one of the high praised desktop audio recorders. It supports several recording modes, including High-Quality Software Demonstration mode, High-Frame Rate Streaming Video mode, and Smart Capture with/without Full Motion Recording mode. It can satisfy your most recording needs, such as recording high-quality online music, and recording microphone and system sound at the same time. Moreover, Active Presenter allows you to have more advanced settings on audio recording. Click the More Option icon at the bottom right corner of the capturing dialog and then access the Audio and Video settings. One thing you have to pay attention to is that you have to make sure that Record System Audio is selected.

2. Audacity:


Audacity is a more professional computer audio recorder. It further allows you to edit the audio file after you finished recording. Taking advantage of it, you can process every track separately, such as mixing and rendering to New track, muting/unmuting all tracks, aligning tracks and so on. You can also add effects into audio files, such as Zoom in/out, Amplify, Auto Duck, Change Pitch, etc. All the operations can be applied to your local files, too. In summary, if you are a sound editing lover, it must be a good helper for you. To save recorded files here, you should click File and then click export, and you can export it as MP3, M4A and other mainstream music formats.

In summary...

With the help of the above PC sound recorders, you can easily record audio from computer now. If you have any problem in using the friendliest audio recorder, please contact me.

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